Image taken with my new 645D


alasdairfyfe

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 20:58
Here is an image that I took recently with my new Pentax 645D & 55mm SMC F2.8 lens




This image was taken at the Queens View at Pitlochry, Scotland.
Last Edited by alasdairfyfe on 05/07/2012 - 21:01

womble

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 21:57
I hate to be critical, but this doesn't seem the best of adverts for a superb camera. The highlights appear blown to me, and the horizon appears to be at quite a jaunty angle. I dare say a bit of post-processing on the RAW file to recover the highlights, open up the shadows and correct the horizon might improve the image a fair bit.

Cheers, Kris.
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ChrisA

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 23:07
The fact of the matter is that you can't tell anything much about a picture 1000 pixels wide. Inevitably, therefore, it'll be judged on the merits of the image, not what it was taken on.

I agree with Kris. The highlights appear bright, not quite blown, on my monitor. But without seeing the amazing detail the 645D is capable of, I'm not sure this image is especially representative.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 23:17
Perhaps he clicked on the wrong image when up loading, accidents do happen.
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alasdairfyfe

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 09:50
Many thanks you all for your comments. I will reduce the Pixel size in future when posting images.

Darkmunk

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 11:42
OMG, I think I would kill (certainly kidnap) for the chance to use that piece of kit on my shoot this afternoon. I'm nearly crying...
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Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 13:00
Darkmunk wrote:
OMG, I think I would kill (certainly kidnap) for the chance to use that piece of kit on my shoot this afternoon. I'm nearly crying...
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Bit extreme. Just rent one.

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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 13:11
Good point. Where can you rent one?
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Gwyn

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 13:16
Pentaxophile wrote:
Good point. Where can you rent one?

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alasdairfyfe

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 13:20
Just popped up the road and took this image in B&W. I took the image yesterday in colour. Just fancied having a play around with the 645D.


Pentaxophile

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 13:20
Gwyn wrote:
Pentaxophile wrote:
Good point. Where can you rent one?

SRS?

That's what I thought too but they don't list it

Amazing camera but without usability with K-mount lenses, my interest is limited. (As if I could ever afford it!)

I suspect if you're a landscape shooter who just needs one or two quality primes, it's the ultimate camera though.
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 06/07/2012 - 13:21

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 13:24
Alasdair, can you try some candid people shots at f2.8-4 with it? One of the things I like about medium format is the unusual 3D-look the larger sensor can produce from wide angle pictures.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 13:25
Renting is a very bad idea - you know how will end
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aliengrove

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 13:51
womble wrote:
I hate to be critical, but this doesn't seem the best of adverts for a superb camera. The highlights appear blown to me, and the horizon appears to be at quite a jaunty angle. I dare say a bit of post-processing on the RAW file to recover the highlights, open up the shadows and correct the horizon might improve the image a fair bit.

Cheers, Kris.

I totally agree The WB looks a bit out, too, the sky is a decidedly odd colour.

The second is much better but could do with some more shadow detail.
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Last Edited by aliengrove on 06/07/2012 - 13:58

simonkit

Link Posted 06/07/2012 - 17:00
I'm always interested in the benefits of full frame/medium format but must admit, as already mentioned above I'm not sure the images in this thread are achieving your original intention...perhaps you could add your thoughts on the 645 vs for example the K5 ?

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